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    a place to put all the beautiful pictures your students give you throughout the year. keep it on a shelf where the kids can also look at it, and you don't have pictures everywhere!!!

    What a simple and sweet surprise for students.

    End of year gift for students

    Sub Binder I HATE trying to write down where everything is.... THIS is MUCH easier! (THIS. IS. SO. SMART!)

    Keeping track of meetings/phone conversations throughout the year.

    Students have to write in a log every time they do not turn in their homework on time and explain themselves. This helps teachers keep track of how many times the same student does not do his/her homework, makes students think about why they did not do their homework, and establishes accountability.

    Put a "Tidy Tub" on each table while students are doing cutting projects. It helps keep the students in their seats working instead of getting up to go to the trash.

    I LOVE this idea. "The Red Plate Project". Send home the plate and a note the first week of school. It tells parents about a tradition of celebrating special accomplishments by eating dinner with a red plate. When students have a great day, the teacher sends home a note saying they had a "Red Plate Day" and please celebrate by letting them eat off the red plate for dinner! I think I'll give these out at Open House!

    What Makes a Parent Love a Teacher - terrific post by Jennifer of Cult of Pedagogy about the importance of getting to know your students and some tips doing that.

    FREE Dolch Words & Phrases Book This is a black & white booklet I make for all of my students each year. It contains all 11 lists of the Dolch Sight Words plus the Dolch Phrases for the students to practice at home.

    Give each student a sheet of paper with every classmate's name on it. They had to write a nice sentence about everyone in the class. Then each student has 20+ nice things written about him or her. This activity was great because some of the students in my class don't hear about how great they are at home. Keep them in a frame to preserve them. The kids will love hearing about how great they are from classmates.

    High five notes

    Beginning of year... Revisit after Christmas break?

    Pizza Box Portfolios - next year's writing folders

    Here is a great way to group your students. You put the kids who you do not want to be together on the smaller circle and the other students go on the bottom. Its a great way to group your students. Just spin the wheel!

    for next year

    the teacher wife: End-of-the-Year Gifts! {For Students & Parents}

    awesome binder with full year plans, daily plans, assessment and grade sheets with standards

    Beginning of the year have each student sign an anti-bullying contract. Something teachers of all grades should be passionate about.

    I could have used this